Monday, February 8, 2016

MASSIVE SUPER BOWL TRAILERS FOR GERARD BUTLER'S 'GODS OF EGYPT', LIAM HEMSWORTH'S 'INDEPENDENCE DAY 2: RESURGENCE', 'THE JUNGLE BOOK', 'X MEN: APOCALYPSE'

OPULENT 'GODS OF EGYPT'
TRAILER WITH GERARD BUTLER
We're all into Super Bowl movie trailers today in case you didn't see them this weekend! Starting with the mega massive one for GODS OF EGYPT which lasted more than a minute (when a minute of commercials during the event costs up to $10 million)! The first mega blockbuster of the year will open later this month starting Gerard Butler as Ancient Egyptian God Set, Geoffrey Rush as Raa and Nikolaj Coster Waldau as Horus! The trailer shows a movie of mind blowing opulence!


LIAM HEMSWORTH IN
NEW 'INDEPENDENCE DAY 2: RESURGENCE' TRAILER
We also got to see the first look of Liam Hemsworth in the short trailer for Roland Emmerich's INDEPENDENCE DAY 2: RESURGENCE which shows the population of Earth anxiously awaiting an alien reprisal! After their first visit, the humans have used their technology to enhance our defence, but will it be enough? June 24th is the date of resurgence!


'THE JUNGLE BOOK'
NEW TRAILER FOR DISNEY MOVIE
A much longer one came for Disney's new movie mix of live action and CGI in the adventure remake of THE JUNGLE BOOK out in cinemas  this April!  Mowgli (Neel Sethi) has been raised by wolves and knows little of the civilized world – making him a target for the territorial tiger Shere Khan (Idris Elba). As Mowgli sets off through jungle he crosses paths with a scheming python named Kaa (Scarlett Johansson), the loyal and honourable panther Bagheera (Ben Kingsley) and big friendly bear Baloo (Bill Murray).


'X-MEN: APOCALYPSE' TRAILER
RULED BY OLIVIA MUNN'S PSYLOCKE CHARACTER
Meanwhile, the Super Bowl short trailer for Bryan Singer's superhero movie X MEN: APOCALYPSE was absolutely ruled by Olivia Munn's character Psylocke and her sabre. Coming out this May the star studded cast also features Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Lucas Till

Sunday, February 7, 2016

PREMIUM SPOTLIGHT AND CHARACTER PHOTOS FROM ABC'S NEW EPIC SHOW 'OF KINGS AND PROPHETS' WITH RAY WINSTONE, NATHANIEL PARKER, OLIVER RIX, JAMES FLOYD, HAAZ SLEIMAN

'OF KINGS AND PROPHETS'
ABC'S NEW EPIC TV SERIES
Arriving to us as one of the first of the new historical series this Spring, ABC's midseason epic series OF KINGS AND PROPHETS is ready to bring swords and sandals to the small screens March 8th beginning its Tuesday evening airing.
It will be an epic biblical saga of faith, ambition and betrayal as told through the eyes of the battle weary King Saul, the resentful prophet Samuel and the resourceful young shepherd David -- all on a collision course with destiny that will change the world. Although based on an Old Testament story the producers promise a sex drenched series filled with explicitly racy scenes, describing  one of the world’s first soap operas.

RAY WINSTONE LEADS THE CAST
 The king from the story will be played by Ray Winstone, as the paranoid and violent Saul, First King of Israel. We meet him as he struggles to unify the 12 Israelite tribes and defend his fledgling nation against savage enemy attacks.
 Ahinoam will be played by Simone Kessell from TERRA NOVA. She is the queen of Israel, the advisor to the throne as the wife of Saul!
Shepherd David is played by Oliver Rix from THE MUSKETEERS! He is the future King David, the second king of Israel!
  Ish-Boseth, the youngest warrior son of the first king and queen of Israel Saul and Ahinoam will be potrayed by James Floyd.
 Jonathan, the elder son of King Saul is played by  Haaz Sleiman!
 Merav, the eldest daughter of King Saul and Queen Ahinoam and sister of Michal, is played by Jeanine Mason .
 Their youngest daughter Michal is Maisie Richardson Sellers!
Belgian actor Louis Talpe will play Eliab, King David’s proud and single minded older brother.
 The cagey, shrewd and lethal King Achish, the King of Philistia who has been warring with King Saul for years is played by  Nathaniel Parker!
Christina Chong plays Rizpah in the series!
Yoab is played by David Walmsley!
Lyne Renee is the Witch of Endor!
The series itself underwent many changes and reshoots and recastings and was moved to midseason instead of original Sunday night slot.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

FAMILY SATURDAY: DELIGHTFUL 'SNOWTIME!' ANIMATED MOVIE TRAILER WITH CELINE DION SONG! 'FULLER HOUSE' SITCOM TEASER AND NEW POSTER ARE HERE!

'SNOWTIME!' 
ANIMATED MOVIE WITH A SONG FROM CELINE DION
Family Saturday today here, people, starting with a lovely new animated movie SNOWTIME! which has already played in Canadian cinemas but is coming to USA at the end of the month. Beside the trailer you can check out below a clip with Celine Dion speaking about the song she recorded for the movie!

LESSONS IN THE SNOW 
Based on the 1984 cult live-action Canadian film 'La Guerre des Tuques' SNOWTIME! explores the sometimes mercurial relations between friends during childhood. The film follows a group of kids in a small village who set out during winter break to hold a massive snowball fight. 11-year-olds Luke and Sophie find themselves leaders of the opposing sides, with Sophie’s faction defending an elaborate snow fort against Luke’s. Whichever side controls the fort by the end of the break will be declared winner. However, what begins as a fun contest deteriorates into a more bitter conflict teaching the children valuable lessons about friendship, the importance of unity, and the emotional consequences of vicious rivalry.


'FULLER HOUSE' SITCOM 
NEW TEASER AND POSTER
And you can also check out the new teaser and a new poster for Netflix revival series FULLER HOUSE showing all the actors gathered in the famous house! To start airing February 26th it will focus on grown up DJ Tanner (Candace Cameron Bure) trying to raise her kids in her old house. Most of the original cast will return as guest stars! 

Friday, February 5, 2016

DAN STEVENS TO LEAD MARVEL'S 'LEGION' SERIES PILOT! DOUGRAY SCOTT JOINS 'FEAR THE WALKING DEAD'! MATT CZUCHRY RETURNS TO 'GILMORE GIRLS'! NBC ORDERS 'ME & MEAN MARGARET' SITCOM

DAN STEVENS TO LEAD 
MARVEL'S 'LEGION' TV SERIES
We've only mentioned him a few days ago and now Dan Stevens is here again! You've probably heard by now that he has been cast to lead the new LEGION series pilot set in Marvel's universe and tied with X MEN! He will play David Haller who has struggled with mental illness since he was a teenager. Diagnosed as schizophrenic, David has been in and out of psychiatric hospitals for years. But after a strange encounter with a fellow patient, he’s confronted with the possibility that the voices he hears and the visions he sees might be real. Aubrey Plaza will play his friend, while Jean Smart will be his therapist. In the comics, David is the son of Professor X.

DOUGRAY SCOTT JOINS
'FEAR THE WALKING DEAD'
In other TV news, Scottish star Dougray Scott has joined the second season of FEAR THE WALKING DEAD series. In the prequel series to WALKING DEAD, he will play a confident man who is still learning to be a leader and regrets but accepts the necessary violence for a new vision! As you know, the series, which follows the early outbreak of zombie virus in Los Angeles, will return with the two part 15 episode second season at AMC from April 11th with the characters boarding a ship to escape the zombies in the final episode of the first season.

'ME & MEAN MARGARET' SITCOM
Over at NBC they've ordered new multicamera sitcom ME & MEAN MARGARET from WILL & GRACE writer Adam Barr. An unlikely buddy comedy follows a fiercely candid and often offensive legendary actress and the ambitious 27-year-old lawyer forced to babysit her.
MATT CZUHRY RETURNS TO 'GILMORE GIRLS'
Meanwhile, it has been confirmed today that Matt Czuchry's Logan  will also return in the farewall season of GILMORE GIRLS which will be produced by Netflix in the form of four TV movies each set in different season. Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Scott Patterson and Kelly Bishop are all returning, while Melissa McCarthy said earlier this week she wasn't invited to return. As you remember Rory rejected Logan's marriage proposal in the series finale.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

MISSION IMPOSSIBLE'S' REBECCA FERGUSON TO LEAD 'LIFE' SF MOVIE! GORGEOUS 'SUNSET SONG' HISTORICAL MOVIE TRAILER FROM PETER MULLAN

REBECCA FERGUSON
TO LEAD 'LIFE' SF MOVIE
After drawing attention to herself with her royal role in BBC's epic series WHITE QUEEN and then leading RED TENT mini series after which she scored the lead role next to Tom Cruise in MISSION IMPOSSIBLE, Rebecca Ferguson is in high demand in Hollywood!
According to 'Variety' she will now also lead sf movie LIFE. Written by DEADPOOL writers, the story of the movie follows the crew of the International Space Station, who, after retrieving a sample from Mars, discover that it displays signs of life, and proves to be more intelligent than expected. You will also watch her opposite Emily Blunt and Luke Evans in THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN.

'SUNSET SONG' TRAILER
 FOR NEW HISTORICAL DRAMA
Meanwhile here's a truly gorgeous, gorgeous trailer for you today! It is for historical drama SUNSET SONG from famous director Peter Mullan staring Agyness Deyn as the daughter of a Scottish farmer who comes of age in the early 1900s. Although the film is set in Scotland, the stunning nature was actually shot in New Zealand! It is out May in USA.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

GORGEOUS 'ME BEFORE YOU' TRAILER WITH EMILIA CLARKE, SAM CLAFLIN! STUNNING NEW TRAILER & POSTERS FOR GERARD BUTLER'S 'GODS OF EGYPT' EPIC ADVENTURE! GERARD BUTLER TO ADAPT 'A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC' INTO TV SERIES

GERARD BUTLER
TO TURN 'A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC' INTO MINI SERIES
It's kinda of a Gerard Butler day today here at HOLLYWOOD SPY, not that you will mind, right? His production house has just acquired rights on V. E. Schwab's fantasy novel A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC which they are looking to develop into mini TV series. As 'Deadline' writes, The book is set in four parallel worlds, with four parallel Londons ruled by different magical powers and monarchies. Grey London, where the people have been told that magic is a myth; Red London, where magic is embraced and thrives; White London, where magic is used by the rulers against it’s people; and Black London, where magic has overpowered the people and corrupted the world beyond repair.

'GODS OF EGYPT'
NEW TRAILER AND POSTERS
One of our most anticipated movie delights of the year, Gerard Butler's ancient Egyptian adventure GODS OF EGYPT has a new trailer and new posters ahead of the February 26th release!
With the survival of mankind hanging in the balance, an unexpected hero takes a thrilling journey to save the world and rescue his true love. Set (Gerard Butler), the merciless god of darkness, has usurped Egypt’s throne, plunging the once peaceful and prosperous empire into chaos and conflict. With only a handful of heroic rebels opposing Set’s savage rule, Bek (Brenton Thwaites), a bold and defiant mortal, enlists the aid of powerful god Horus (Nikolaj Coster Waldau) in an unlikely alliance against the evil overlord. As their breathtaking battle against Set and his henchmen take them into the afterlife and across the heavens, both god and mortal must pass tests of courage and sacrifice if they hope to prevail in the spectacular final confrontation. Geoffrey Rush also stars as Ra, while Elodie Yung is Hathor, Goddess of Love!


'ME BEFORE YOU' TRAILER 
SAM CLAFLIN & EMILIA CLARKE
And a much anticipated first trailer for this year sweetest romantic movie ME BEFORE YOU is also out today! Out this June, the adaptation of Jojo Mojes best selling book will see Emilia Clarke playing Louisa Clark, a British small town working class girl who loses her cafĂ© job. She's compelled to take the first available employment, despite being woefully unqualified — caretaking for a quadriplegic. Her charge turns out to be the upper-class William Traynor (Sam Claflin), injured after being struck by a motorcycle while crossing the street. Things start off rocky because of Traynor's anger and despondence, but Louisa's effervescence eventually breaks through and romance blossoms.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

DAN STEVENS TO LEAD 'PERMISSION' ROMANTIC MOVIE! 300 TEAM TO MAKE 'ROBIN HOOD 2058' SF MOVIE! 'BABY DADDY' & 'YOUNG & HUNGRY' RETURN FOR NEW SEASONS!

DAN STEVENS TO LEAD 
'PERMISSION' LOVE MOVIE
In today's casting news, one of our favourite television faces, British hunk  DanStevens (who is the Beast in Disney's upcoming BEAUTY AND THE BEAST movie) will star with Rebecca Hall in romantic movie PERMISSION as a couple who decide to sleep with other people for the sake of their relationship. Jason Sudeikis, Gina Gershon and Francois Arnaud are also in the cast.

SF ROBIN HOOD  
Meanwhile, the team standing behind Spartan epic 300 lead by Gianni Nunnari (IMMORTALS) will make a futuristic ROBIN HOOD 2058 movie with the story set in a futuristic, dystopian version of London, following a rogue MI5 agent on a mission to avenge injustice.

FREEFORM'S HIT SITCOMS
'BABY DADDY' & 'YOUNG & HUNGRY' RETURN WITH THE NEW SEASONS
Are you ready for the return of our favourite TV sitcoms? ABC Family, which has been renamed into FreeForm this year, is opening their Wednesday evening comedy block again tomorrow with the return of their most beloved comedies BABY DADDY and YOUNG AND HUNGRY! Both sitcoms have ended their previous episodes with love cliffhangers! BABY DADDY is returning for its fifth season and the audience is awaiting to see if Danny (Derek Theler) will finally get Riley (Chelsea Kane) to whom he proposed crashing his mother Bonnie's (Melissa Peterman) wedding. But it turns out she fainted and doesn't remember the proposal! Meanwhile, his brother and Riley's previous fling Ben (Jean Luc Bilodeau) is getting a new love interest in new neighbour to be played by Jonna Walsh


STILL YOUNG & HUNGRY  
Returning for the third season, YOUNG AND HUNGRY also has a love triangle with two brothers after Gaby (Emily Osment) who still loves her boss Josh (Jonathan Sadowski) falls for his gorgeous younger brother (Jayson Blair). She will be in a dilemma while on a desert road trip!

Monday, February 1, 2016

TOM RILEY, RICHARD COYLE LEAD POST WW2 FASHION HOUSE SERIES 'THE COLLECTION'! SYFY'S 'WYNONNA EARP' SERIES GETS FIRST TRAILER

'THE COLLECTION' WW2 SET 
FASHION SERIES WITH TOM RILEY AND RICHARD COYLE
Here's a delight for us! Amazon is preparing new period set series THE COLLECTION set in a post WW2 fashion house with cast lead by our beloved Tom Riley and Richard Coyle! Written and executive produced by Oliver Goldstick (Desperate Housewives, Lipstick Jungle) the 8 part series tells the story of an illustrious Paris fashion house emerging from the dark days of the German occupation. Coyle will play couturier Paul Sabine, Frances de la Tour playing his formidable mother Yvette, Michelle Gomez a fashion editor. Tom Riley is Paul’s brother Claude, a hidden genius, and Mamie Gummer is Paul’s American ex-wife. James Cosmo is Jules Trouvier, the silent partner who bankrolls the Sabine.

'WYNONNA EARP' TV SERIES 
THE FIRST TRAILER IS OUT
In the video department, check out the first teaser for SyFy's upcoming new sf series WYNONNA EARP looking cheaper than we thought! Scheduled to hit the small screens next April, WYNNONA EARP  is decribed as a modern supernatural Western, in which the story revolves around Wyatt Earp’s great granddaughter Wynonna as she battles demons and other supernatural beings and uses her unique abilities and a dysfunctional posse of allies to bring the paranormal to justice. Some of her enemies in the comic book include redneck vampires, mummy hitmans, hillbilly gremlins and zombie mailmen!

Sunday, January 31, 2016

PREMIUM SPOTLIGHT ON WGN'S HISTORICAL SERIES 'UNDERGROUND' WITH CHRISTOPHER MELONI, ALDIS HODGE, JUSSIE SMOLLETT, MARC BLUCAS, JAMES LAFERTY! TRAILER & POSTERS

'UNDERGROUND' EPIC SERIES 
POSTERS AND FIRST TRAILER
One of the new historical television series we are expecting to watch this year UNDERGROUND has just received its first trailer and also some new character posters. Depicting a tumultuous period in American history it will star airing at WGN America on Wednesday March 9th!

A ROAD TO FREEDOM

Set in a desperate and dangerous time, WGN America’s UNDERGROUND tells the story of revolutionaries of the Underground Railroad who use their ingenuity, power and perseverance to attempt the greatest escape in history despite the dire consequences that awaited them on the other side. The provocative and compelling series focuses on a group of courageous men and women who band together for the fight of their lives — for their families, their future and their freedom.  In the main focus is a group of plantation slaves planning a daring 600-mile escape from a Georgia plantation. Along the way, they are aided by a secret abolitionist couple running a station on the UNDERGROUND Railroad as they attempt to evade the people charged with bringing them back, dead or alive.

CHRISTOPHER MELONI AND JUSSIE SMOLLETT IN THE CAST
 Produced by Akiva Goldsman, and set to premiere sometime early next year, UNDERGROUND stars  Aldis Hodge, Jurnee Smollett Bell, Christopher Meloni (as August, a secretive mercenary who walks a tightrope between survival and morality), Alano Miller (as a charismatic slave on the plantation who is despised and feared by the other slaves), Jessica de Gouw and Amirah Vann (as head house slave, who is an expert in navigating the upstairs/downstairs life on the plantation ) whose characters are trying to reach freedom in different ways! The series also stars EMPIRE superstar Jussie Smollett (as wild-eyed runaway who doesn’t trust anyone, not even those stationed along the way who would try to help him), ONE TREE HILL star and director James Laferty (as a U.S. marshal who is intent on enforcing the Fugitive Slave Act.), Marc Blucas (as abolitionist lawyer who will break the laws he’s sworn to uphold in order to serve a greater good.), Adina Porter (as a strong wife and mother who first gives voice to the song in which the runners will find clues to help guide them to freedom), Chris Backus, Johnny Ray Gill, Chris Chalk, Reed Diamond (as affable owner of a very large and successful Georgia plantation and a loving family man), Theodus Crane, Renwick Scott. John Legend will oversee the music in the series after winning an Oscar last year for his song in SELMA movie.